UPDATE, SEPT. 6, 2:59 P.M.: Long Beach Fire Department Capt. John Hines pleaded guilty today to severely injuring a cyclist in a mid-day hit-and-run crash while driving with a blood alcohol level of .24 percent, three times the legal limit. The 38-year-old Huntington Beach resident accepted a co ... More >>
[Hole In the Wall] Strips and cheese? Blecch. Why does Huntington Beach love them?
In some Irish (or Irish-themed) pubs, it's news when at least one patron doesn't leave with a cut-up face before closing time. That's what happened to an unidentified man of undisclosed age early Monday at Killarney's Pub on Main Street in Huntington Beach: a patron smashed a drinking glass into ... More >>
Gay Davidson-ShepardUPDATE, JULY 26, 1:15 P.M.: Remember that creepy . . . excuse me, allegedly creepy . . . Huntington Beach teaching couple accused of sexually tag-teaming a 17-year-old student?Well, Gay Davidson-Shepard, 59, joined her 62-year-old husband Daniel Alma Shepard in retirement, acc ... More >>
Don the Beachcomber
Last year the buzz about the Golden Bear Club--a music venue demolished in 1986 that hosted Bob Dylan, the Doors and more--was that its latest incarnation would open in Huntington Beach early 2011. Well, half the year is done, and while its Facebook page showed images of construction (the i ... More >>
[Hey, You!] Is littering a way of life for some people?
UPDATE, MAY 17, 3:49 A.M.: Autopsy and toxicological reports reveal that the two teens found dead in a Huntington Beach apartment in January overdosed on prescription drugs, with alcohol contributing to one of the deaths, The Orange County Register reports. Aaron Saenz, 15, died from t ... More >>
House of Blues
John GilhooleyIf you've ever wondered what the story was behind places like Don The Beachcomber and Trader Vic's, the LA Times published a good but short article on Donn Beach, father of the Polynesian-themed restaurant and a subculture of people called tiki-philes.
UPDATE, APRIL 25, 4:47 P.M.: Quoting an unnamed "spokesman for prosecutors," a Los Angeles-based television station reports today that more possible victims of Daniel Alma Shepard and Gay Davidson-Shepard have come forward.Click here for the KABC/Channel 7 Eyewitness News report.
To be honest, we had about five other police mugshots we were hemming and hawing over this week, unsure which one to deem this week's ugliest.Then we went to the Huntington Beach Police Department Facebook page to look up some details about one of the criminals and feasted our stink eyes on Rich ... More >>
Courtesy Barbarasellsthebeach.comWhen they don't involve elected officials going apeshit at local gadflies, news headlines coming out of Huntington Beach's City Hall usually involve corruption. It's just something in the air, or maybe the water they drink over there. The trend first asserted itse ... More >>
Last Wednesday's edition of The Orange County Interwebs Horror Show included an item on an online plea to find the driver of a car that hit a motorcyclist in Huntington Beach, and then fled the scene.On Monday, an arrest in the case was announced on the Huntington Beach Police Department Facebook ... More >>
Sunset Beach remains Sunset Beach--at least a little while longer, as more legal wrangling has stalled the annexation decision once again. The eclectic, 85-acre coastal community of about 1,300 was to be swallowed by Huntington Beach, as approved by the Orange County Local Agency Formation Commis ... More >>
Because a whopping 72 of its patrons were arrested for drunk-driving in a 22-month period, Baja Sharkeez in Huntington Beach will soon have to stop its entertainment at 11 p.m. nightly.Meaning no deejay-ing or live performances after that. Though alcohol can still be served until 1:30 a.m., when ... More >>
Brekkie is my favorite meal of the day. Pork products, eggs and potatoes are the best reasons to get up in the morning. Fish? Sure! I drove up PCH in Huntington Beach last week for a low-key seafood meal. We dined at Fish Camp, which has a chill, fast-casual concept seen at places such as Pei ... More >>
A British builder who became an Internet sensation by streaking before bouncing into a glass wall on a tennis court has a Huntington Beach connection.Tom Annandale, a 28-year-old from Manchester, U.K., spent a year playing rugby for a Surf City-based team.He presumably kept his uniform on back th ... More >>
As we recently reported, Huntington Beach takes the pathetic No. 1 spot in 2009 California DUI collisions among cities of its size. In an effort to tackle the issue, the Huntington Beach Police Department is pointing its finger at individual bars. Officers have been asking those arrested on suspi ... More >>
We're No. 1! We're No. 1! Oh, wait. Huntington Beach ranked first among California cities in its size category in 2009 alcohol-involved collisions per capita, according to data released this month by the state's Office of Traffic Safety. That year, 195 victims were killed or injured by drunk driv ... More >>
Edwin GoeiUnless you happen to frequent Boomers or amusement parks, Dippin' Dots--once the rage in malls along with Spencers Gifts and other '80s relics--are a rare sight these days. And with the recent closing of the Huntington Beach store on 19742 Beach Blvd., it's now rarer still. The novelty ... More >>
UPDATE, JAN. 25, 9:41 A.M.: The victims have been identified as Aaron Saenz, 15, of Westminster, and Chelsea Taylor, 16, of Huntington Beach. Their bodies were found at an apartment in the 15500 block of Huntington Village Lane, LA Times reports.ORIGINAL POST, JAN. 24, 4:21 P.M.: A 15-year-old ... More >>
UPDATE, JAN. 18, 11:24 A.M.: Drunk drivers in Surf City will not be shamed--on Facebook, at least. Last night, the City Council voted down the recommendation to post mug shots of repeat DUI offenders on the social network, with council member Kevin Bohr saying the proposal "might be well- ... More >>
Just before 1 a.m. Saturday, a maintenance employee pulled up to Circle View School in Huntington Beach and noticed a guy carrying a shovel to the rear of the school grounds. The crewman called the Huntington Beach Police Department, and in the end, cops say, 21-year-old Celso Solano Arc ... More >>
It's the holiday season, and that means it's time to think about others, especially the less fortunate. In that vein, a fine charity called Coats for Kids is collecting new and used winter coats and jackets for underprivileged children. To commence the spirit of giving, they and Enlarge Media wi ... More >>
Main Street, Huntington Beach
UPDATE: With the release of a statement on the charges and other assorted details, this case is officially weird. We're talking love triangles, the botched return of a stolen cell phone and a fold-up knife hidden in a murder suspect's vagina. Needless to say, new info throughout. Jealousy may hav ... More >>
Chronic Tacos Enterprises [ugly, noisy website alert], the group behind the Chronic Tacos brand, have filed suit in United States District Court against the Huntington Beach franchisee of the brand, saying that they continue to use the Chronic Tacos trademark despite not having a valid franchise ... More >>
One day at band camp, this kid was shredding at Bolsa Chica when he slipped off his board and yelled, "Jesus Christ." So, it is not without precedence that a priest from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange will wade into the waters near Huntington Beach Pier Sunday morning to bless the waves.
Huntington Beach's pop-punk purveyors Runner Runner sent Twirlit an acoustic version of "So Obvious." It's a great version of the song, but how can it beat the video that was, according to the OC Weekly story that ran earlier this month,"so money?"Check it out after the jump.
It's a busy week for the Greater Orange County Chapter of Parents of Murdered Children (GOCPOMC).Through Sunday, Ruby's Diners in Irvine, Tustin, Anaheim, Fullerton and Huntington Beach are donating to the organization 20 percent of all food sales rung up for customers who bring a special flier t ... More >>
OC Chili's Restaurants
Readers following the Weekly on Twitter claim there is a big power outage in Huntington Beach right now, something Southern California Edison has confirmed.OUTAGE DETAILSCity: HUNTINGTON BEACH Start time: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 2:58 PM Problem description: There is currently a wide spread pow ... More >>
So white-power music fans are planning to hold a concert this weekend in an undisclosed Orange County location because, hey: cockroaches* like to hide, you know? There'll be some big names in the hatecore scene: Max Resist, Youngland, White Knuckle Driver, and other knuckleheads.I know wher ... More >>
Huntington Beach Pier
Like soon-to-be best men throughout the land, a Huntington Beach man pulled up the adult services page on Craigslist, hit the w4m tab and started scanning the listings for a bachelor party stripper.Hell, he thought, at these prices we can get two!As arranged, the "exotic dancers" showed up at the ... More >>
The city of Huntington Beach has announced it will unveil a bicycle valet service for its congested downtown during the busy summer months.Unfortunately, that free service will not begin this Fourth of July weekend--the busiest time of the year in Surf City's pier area.
[Summer Guide] The fast-growing sport has several homes in OC
AVP NIVEA Tour/Peter BrouilletThere are a few sports that should only be played under certain conditions: hockey should only be played in areas where there's natural ice (sorry, Ducks fans); football should only be played in the middle of a snowstorm; and horseshoes should only be played with a b ... More >>
AVP NIVEA Tour/Peter BrouilletThis year's AVP Nivea Tour Huntington Beach Open kicks off Friday, and since there's no better way to start the summer than enjoying the sun and sand of Surf City while watching mostly 6-foot-tall women slam leather-bound balls at each other at high velocities, the $ ... More >>
If convicted in the keying of his neighbor's car in Huntington Beach last October, John Patrick could get 25 years to life in state prison. That's because he has two strikes under California's "three-strikes" law, and prosecutors are expected to file a charge against him of felony vandalism for c ... More >>
Photo by James BunoanPossible setting for Poseidon misadventureNick Schou way back in 2003 covered the environmental problems with a proposed water desalination plant in Huntington Beach, but Surf City's City Council went ahead and gave Poseidon Resources a tentative approval three years later.No ... More >>
http://www.myspace.com/dirtyheadsThe latest from our Huntington Beach's the Dirty Heads: They'll perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live! tonight. Catch their two-song set, one of which will be the No. 1 single "Lay Me Down," at 12:05 a.m. on ABC.
Mixed martial arts fighter Tito Ortiz, the so-called "Bad Boy of Huntington Beach," has reportedly been arrested on suspicion of felony domestic violence for roughing up the mother of his twin sons, former porn star Jenna Jameson.
Headline: Huntington Beach Fires Police Officer Accused of Rapes, AssaultsComment by surf714: I admire the HBPD. They've kept our city safe for many years. HB used to rank either #1 or #2 in the nation as the safest city (over 100,000). Of course, then parts of it started to look like Tijuana, a ... More >>
Courtesy of theDwarves.comHi. So our online calendar had originally listed tonight's Dwarves show at the Blue Cafe in Huntington Beach as free. Well, it's not free. Due to some kinda fumble along the calendar labor machine line, we neglected to properly list that the show will indeed set you back ... More >>
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